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RouteIA Foulk Rd to LaPorte City (1249)
Location Iowa, United States
Survey date 2023-02-19
Survey ID1628

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2023-02-19Start Time: 09:40:00End Time: 11:00:00
Temperature3 (C)2 (C)
Cloud Cover0 (%)0 (%)
Visibility16 (km)8 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed4: 20-28 km/h (13-18 mph)3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)
Wind DirectionWNW
WaterPartly frozenPartly frozen
Snow Depth1 (in)1 (in)
Observer 1Candace Havely
Observer 2Candace Havely
Observer 3Mark Heisdorffer
Observer 4
NotesSunny, Feb day about 3 days after snowstorm. Expected to see a lot more birds. Other notable birds observed besides the raptors are: 2 Trumpeter Swans in fallow corn field near McFarlane Park.

Survey Sightings

ML (Merlin)09:45:001Perched •animal agriculture•developed
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:10:001Flying •wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)10:40:001Soaring Adult•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:45:001Flying Adult•grassland•stubble agriculture

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
ML (Merlin)1
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)2
BE (Bald Eagle)1